ENTraview a telemedicine enabled Otoscope was developed by IcarusNova and a surgeon at St. John’s. IcarusNova subsequently acquired the patent. Medtronic field tested the concept for its Ear Health program Shruti against other competing ideas and found that it best suited their requirements. This led to Medtronic acquiring the patent from IcarusNova. Subsequently IcarusNova developed the ENTraview prototype into a market ready product for Medtronic.
The Project goals were to deliver comparable performance to the Prototype but at much lower costs. IcarusNova along with other partners delivered a CE certified product within a highly efficient time frame and developmental cost.